The Latest: Commissioners approve agreement with Raiders
HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) The Latest on the Oakland Raiders planned stadium in Las Vegas (all times local):
Commissioners in Nevada’s Clark County have approved a development agreement with the Oakland Raiders that spells out public safety and infrastructure improvements in and around the stadium that the team will pay for.
Commissioners on Wednesday unanimously approved the agreement.
The document calls for widening sidewalks, improving roadways, installing and modifying traffic signals, and building any necessary pedestrian bridges.
The team has agreed to install at the stadium about $1.4 million worth of public safety equipment, as well as an emergency operations center.
The Raiders plan to start the 2020 season at a new stadium that’s being built across the freeway from the Las Vegas Strip.
The $1.9 billion project is partially funded by taxpayers.
The document does not include a finalized plan for thousands of county-mandated parking spots.
The Oakland Raiders are one step closer to securing the land for their new headquarters and practice facility at a steep discount.
Officials in the Las Vegas suburb of Henderson on Tuesday approved a resolution that allows the city to move forward with a direct sale of 55 acres (22 hectares) for more than $6 million. That’s half the land’s appraised value.
The city is using a Nevada law that allows for no-bid sales at under-market prices when those sales are considered in the public interest.
The team says the venue will create an estimated 250 full-time jobs not counting players.
The Henderson city council must vote again next month to give final approval.
The Raiders plan to start the 2020 season at a new stadium in Las Vegas that’s partially funded by a tax increase.